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RECs 2nd Edition

The second Capacity Survey of the Regional Economic Communities in Africa aims to reassess the capacity needs of the eight RECs in African Union (AU) member states in line with their new strategic thrusts and prospective development imperatives. It also seeks to provide strategic guidance to the key development partners of the RECs on strategic programming. The study recognizes the need for efficient RECs as coordinating and facilitating institutions, with capacities strong enough to drive the regional integration agenda.

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ACBF Capacity Indicators Report 2014
Assessment of Internal and External Risks Associated with the Implementation of the African Union's Agenda 2063

Publisher: ACBF

This study examines the risk factors—internal and external to Africa— that could compromise Agenda 2063’s vision, transformation framework, and planning programme over the next five decades. The analysis of these risk factors is accompanied by considerations of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that could shape each of the seven aspirations of Agenda 2063.


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Which Inequalities Matter for Africa's Sustained Growth and Poverty Reduction?

This paper produced by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) examines the growth, poverty, and inequality dynamics. The findings suggest that policy efforts should target class inequality, especially gender and age related. Among other recommendations, this paper suggests that countries like South Africa should shift focus from interracial inequality to inter-class inequality broadly, which is affecting its economic performance. The aim is to provoke discussion, encourage further investigation, and lay bare for action the critical capacity challenges at the center of Africa’s observed inequality.

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ACR 2017 Report
Africa Capacity Report 2017 Building Capacity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation.

Africa Capacity Report (ACR) 2017 provides the framework for science, technology, and innovation (STI) development by focusing on the capacity dimensions in Africa. In particular, it examines the status of STI, delving into initiatives, challenges, and capacity gaps for African countries, regional economic communities (RECs), the African Union (AU), and nonstate actors to pursue STI-driven economic activities..

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The Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa’s Sustainable and Inclusive Development: Understanding the Capacity Challenges.

This ACBF’s 9th development memoir features Right Honorable Saulos Klaus Chilima (PhD), vice president of the Republic of Malawi. In this series, he shares his memoirs, insights, and experience on The role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa’s sustainable and inclusive development: Understanding the capacity challenges


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